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Cwmshon Cottages

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £105 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 184 reviews

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Cwmshon Cottages

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden


WINNER of the TOURISM SWANSEA BAY 2012 AWARDS - "Best Self Catering Accommodation"

5 star luxury Victorian miners cottage set beside the tumbling Cwmshon river. Ideal location for both Brecon Beacons; Gower coast and Waterfall Country. Dedicated walkers drying room and secure bike store. Free WI-FI. Log burner. Peaceful location just 10 minutes off M4. Short breaks available - 22% discount for low occupancy.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swansea 13 km
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 74 km, Nearest railway: Neath 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

The cottage has a private patio area with BBQ and garden furniture, secure bike lock up and outside washing facility and dedicated walkers drying room with boot racks and heater. We have a selection of adult and some children's bikes you are welcome to borrow free of charge. Private parking for two cars.

Further details

We meet and greet you personally and welcome you with fresh flowers; our home made Welsh tea cake and our own honey and are always on hand for help or advice. We have all the tourist information, guide books and detailed maps you could possibly need as well as our own day trip itineraries we have prepared to help you make the most of your stay. Tell us your particular interests and we are delighted to help you plan your holiday. We welcome children and a high chair, travel cot, stair gate and bottle sterilizer are available.

Southern Wales region

Pontardawe is nestled in the beautiful Swansea valley and offers a central location for all South Wales visitor attractions and superb walking; climbing, cycling, horse riding,golfing, surfing and adventure sports opportunities, being close to both the Brecon Beacons and the stunning Gower coastline. The National Showcave Centre for Wales; Carreg Cennan Castle; the National Botanic Gardens of Wales; Aberglasney Gardens; St. Fagans Welsh Folk Museum; Waterfall Country; Afan Mountain Biking Centre, Clyne Gardens; Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum, Llangennith Beach ( one of the 8 best surfing spots in the U.K.) are all within easy reach and whatever your interests, our visitors often say, that even two weeks in this beautiful, diverse and richly cultural area, is just not long enough to enjoy it all. Even in winter the magic is still there - you can enjoy deserted beaches and coastline walks with only the waves and seagulls for company. After exhilarating walking you can enjoy seriously good food in the many Swansea restaurants, then home to put your feet up in front of a roaring fire.


Pontardawe has lots of little shops as well as two supermarkets; several restaurants; a golf course( just over 6100 yards Par 70 with beautiful hilltop views); a swimming pool; gym; leisure centre, its own Theatre and Arts Centre, showing a wonderful variety of live entertainment - all are within a 2 minute drive or 10 - 15 minute walk of the cottage.

Ynysmeudwy ('water meadow of the hermit') lies at the foot of the Gurad mountain. You can roam freely on the many public footpaths that wind through the woods or across open farm and moorland on the mountain, with beautiful views down the Swansea Valley. On a clear day, Mumbles Head beckons invitingly from a sparkling sea.

The Swansea Canal is a 2 minute walk away and from there you can walk along the canal to Pontardawe - 15 minutes - sometimes spotting the rare and beautiful native Kingfisher. Nearby, the wide River Tawe wends its way down the valley to the sea and here you can picnic and sunbath at various points along the river; also cycle or walk on the easy track, often spotting magestic herons that fish along the river. The track is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route network and stretches from Ystragynlais, further up the valley all the way (traffic free) to Swansea (16 kms) and from there along the seafront to the Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its little boutique shops and eateries.

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27 Mar 2015


"Kick off the shoes and relax in abundance!"

Here is something rather special. Many reviews will comment on this beautiful house and it's cleanliness,homeliness and all it's little luxuries,and they are right to do so.I've stayed … More

10 Mar 2015


"Once, twice, thrice.........."

Yes, we have visited these unique and wonderful cottages three times now and I am certain we will visit again. There are many fabulous rentals in Wales, but none that provide you with all the luxuries… More

18 Feb 2015



We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights to celebrate a birthday. Fiona was nice enough to show us the cottage a few days before our stay so we could know what to bring with us. And there was nothing we … More

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your comments on your stay! You and Emaan were pretty "unforgettable" yourselves, being such lovely guests. I hope you will return one day so we can meet you again! Kind regards Fiona

13 Feb 2015


"Very cosy, lovely home and great location"

Absolutely lovely little house. The fireplace is the best thing ever for the evenings and Fiona is so nice, helpful and welcoming, even giving us some of her homemade bread and home raised honey. Loc… More

9 Feb 2015


"Beautiful cottage!!"

My wife booked a surprise weekend away for my birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Fiona made us feel so welcome by making us homemade Bara Brith and giving us lovely little gifts. Fiona ev… More

Thank you so much Iestyn for taking the time and trouble to leave a review. It was so nice to meet you both and Maddy too, of course!It was lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will come back soon. Warm regards Fiona

9 Feb 2015


"If Carlsberg did holiday cottages"

it still wouldn't be as good as Cwmshon. Stayed here for 4 days whilst working in the area and really can't fault the place. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly want, finished … More

Thank you so much Jon for taking the time and trouble to leave a review. Your comment has to win a prize for being the most original and hilarious feedback we have ever had - I'm still chuckling! Lovely to meet you and look forward to your return should you be working here again. Kind regards, Fiona

3 Feb 2015


"Christmas 2014- Both of the beautiful cottages filled with all of our lovely family!"

We wished we didn't have to go home. We had a fantastic Christmas with all our family split between the two cottages. The Christmas decorations were so unique and gave the cottage a lovely warm a… More

Tank you so much dear Amy for taking the time and trouble to leave a review. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and to have been able to make Christmas special for you and all your lovely family. Thank you for being such wonderful guests - we'd love to to come back one day! Warm regards Fiona

18 Jan 2015


"Beautiful Cottages"

We spent Christmas week in both cottages with our extended family. I must admit I was apprehensive at first as we have never spent Christmas away from home. To my pleasant surprise everything worked w… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments! It was lovely to meet and welcome you all here. Kind regards, Fiona

18 Jan 2015



Well, me and my partner needed to get away to get some work done and be able to bring the dog too, and we thought, what better than a relaxing environment?So we came across Cwmshon Cottages (and i… More

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and lovely words! Thank you also for taking the time and trouble to leave a review. It was a pleasure to welcome you both here and we hope you will return. Kind regards Fiona and Andrew

18 Jan 2015


"Excellent cottage"

Booked the cottage for a 4 night stay due to working in the area. Excelled my expectations, lots of personal touches which make the stay unique. The cottage is well equipped with everything you ever… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It was lovely to meet you and your colleagues and we're delighted you are returning so soon! Kind regards Fiona

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    • 3 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:25 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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